Weekend Craft: Graduation Cards

by | May 13, 2011


Whether its elementary, high school or college graduation, the season of recognizing academic achievement is upon us. These cards can be made in quantity quickly; and, because they are handmade, they mean so much more. 

Supplies Needed:
- Oh My Crafts: vinyl: white, metallic silver; cardstock: white, black
- Provo Craft: Cricut Expression; cartridge: Simply Sweet, Wild Card, and Happy Graduation
- Doodlebug: Create-a-Card, sugar-coating glitter
- Tombo: mono liquid adhesive
- Fiskars: trimmer
(Use coupon code LDS10 to get 10% off supplies needed.)

Graduation Card:
   1. Follow the cutting chart for each object to be cut.
   2. Cut white circle from smooth cardstock. On inside of card, place a small line of glue around circle. Adhere circle to glue.
   3. Once dry, place another line of glue around the inside edge of cut out circle on the front side and smear with finger. Sprinkle glitter over glue and tap off excess.
   4. Cut out black circle from smooth side of cardstock.
   5. Cut 3 caps from white vinyl and weed and pick centers out. Use transfer tape to lift design from liner paper and then burnish onto black circle.
   6. Apply foam squares to back of circle and center over white circle with glitter.
   7. Cut "Class of" out of white vinyl. Weed around design and then pick out centers. Use transfer tape to lift design and position below scalloped circle to the left. Burnish in place and remove transfer tape.
   8. Cut "2011" from white vinyl. Weed, pick centers, transfer to the bottom center of card.

Thank You Card:
   1. Cut large "Thank You" from white vinyl. Weed, pick centers and transfer to center of card using transfer tape.
   2. Cut small thank you from white vinyl. Enter 2 spaces after spelling out the word thank you. This will give the extra design space needed for phrase. Repeat 3 more times.
   3. Weed, pick centers and use transfer tape to position phrase across the top of the card. Burnish.
   4. Cut 2 graduation caps – the smaller one for the front of the card which is placed near the “u” and “k”. The second cap is larger and is placed on the back flap of the envelope. Weed, pick centers, use transfer tape to move. Burnish.

It only takes a light pressure on the transfer tape to adhere vinyl to paper. Too much pressure might result in tearing of the paper when removing transfer tape.


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